Careers at TKAT

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Thank you for your interest in our TKAT family of schools.

Kemnal Technology College was the first academy in our Trust. By 2020, the year that we proudly celebrated our 10th birthday, we had grown to 45 schools across the South and East of England.

Our shared and common purpose is to ensure that all pupils, regardless of the traditional barriers to success, have the opportunities and resources to achieve their academic and career aspirations within a safe, inclusive and ambitious organisation.

By working together inclusively, by respecting and caring for each other, and by being ambitious and aspirational for all, we achieve more together.

That is the essence of our TKAT family of schools. All our Headteachers and staff, all our executive and corporate teams, and all our trustees and governors, are focussed, committed and determined to achieve the best we can for every pupil in every TKAT school.

We hope that you enjoy reading more about our TKAT family. We always enjoy hearing from educators and organisations who are also driven by the prospect of opportunity for all.

Dr Karen Roberts


Developing our People

TKAT has a proven track record of improving schools and raising student attainment, through developing our people, through their leadership and through their knowledge of teaching and learning.


Training New Teachers

We are delighted that over 100 trainees every year learn, develop and qualify to become teachers in our primary and secondary schools.

Many of these trainees are part of our own school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme. We work with other initial teacher training providers such as Teach First and others to provide the best possible support for newly qualified teachers through the Early Careers Framework (ECF)

Continual Professional Development (CPD) For All

From the newest member of staff to our senior team, everyone at TKAT, at all career stages, has excellent CPD opportunities delivered both internally and externally. Non-TKAT colleagues can also attend a number of our events, such as our reading conference with Michael Rosen.

There is strong and consistent support for our newly and recently qualified teachers. Building on our NQT Induction and RQT programmes, there are a range of teaching and learning programmes, exciting chances to get involved in evidence-based classroom practice and research, and opportunities for Trust-wide dissemination.

Effective Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

Together with quality teaching, exciting and challenging curriculum choices, and high aspirations for all, we believe that effective leadership is essential for sustainable school improvement.

We are determined to recruit, develop and retain the best school leaders from all backgrounds.

School experiences, supporting and collaborating with other schools and colleagues, and training programmes all help develop the leaders of today and tomorrow.

For subject leads, middle leaders, deputy headteachers, headteachers, education directors, senior executives and more, we offer a fantastic range of training and development opportunities to individuals and to teams. As well as continuing to develop our own people, we are always very interested to hear from outstanding and potential future school leaders.

TKAT Corporate Services

TKAT Corporate Services is a talented multi-disciplined team working towards the common goal of supporting our academies and their students.

Using our subject experts we are able to support our schools in all corporate areas including HR, Finance, Health and Safety, Procurement and IT.

Working with our educational leaders, the corporate team support our Purpose, Vision and Values and help to ensure that our schools can concentrate on delivering the highest quality of ambitious teaching and learning to over 22,000 young people across our schools.

Like our students, we are always excited to develop, improve and celebrate our successes along the way.

Some of the wider corporate support we offer our academies includes:


  • Workforce Planning and Structuring.

  • Managing formal and informal employee relations casework.

  • Supporting positive and productive Union relations.

  • Safer Recruitment training.

  • People Management training.

  • Effective performance management.

  • Cultural development. Promoting diversity and inclusion.


  • Hosted Gsuite tools and wider cloud services.

  • Online backup, shared areas across services and academies.

  • Strategic ICT infrastructure and investment programme.

  • Centralised contract management for broadband and other services.

  • Centralised analysis of submitted data, which allows targeted support.

  • Regular reports for each academy to view positions and progress.


  • PR guidance and support, including crisis management.

  • Assistance with planned and reactionary press releases and announcements.

  • Support to showcase academy 'good news' to external audiences and stakeholders

  • Support to develop and reinforce the identity of academies.

  • Communication on TKAT news.


  • Annual external audit and preparation of year-end financial statements

  • Comprehensive academy-based internal audit programme.

  • Annual budget setting and monitoring review processes.

  • Support with ongoing financial viability checks.

  • Day to day training and support to all academy finance staff.


  • Procurement of goods, supplies and services for individual schools and Trust-wide to maximise value for money.

  • Contract management service with dedicated support for Catering Contracts to maximise value for academies.


  • Advice, support and project management of changes in land and building use, including liaison with local authorities and EFA/DfE as required.

  • Individual support to academies to maximise use of assets and increase income.

  • Project management of significant changes.


  • Advice on reactive maintenance, emergency repairs, minor works plus planned improvements

  • Accident and incident investigation and prevention strategies.

  • Online H&S management system, training and document templates.

  • 'Competent person' guidance.

Our Academies

Our Academies

TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South & East of England

We have 45 Primary, Secondary and Special Academies in the TKAT family.

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